Re: First project gun
Pressure bedding? If you have bedded both the pillars and the action, just free float the barrel and be done with it. Like you stated in your post you need to figure out what your max OAL can be in this gun. If seating the bullet to where it touches the lands and grooves in your barrel is too long to seat in the mag, then you need to determine what will fit and then go from there. I always look at what the book suggestion is and then back off a grain or two and start there. Then work up in either .2 gr. incriments or .5 gr incriments till you find the most accurate load. Once i have found the most accurate load I will then play around with the seating depth a little to find where it is most accurate. Some say that when shooting bergers they need a little more time to stabilize in flight so to test at them at longer ranges like 200 or 300 yards. I found that at 100 yards worked fine for me when testing them. There was no change in MOA from 100 on out with any of the loads I have developed. Good luck, load developement can be frustrating but very rewarding in the end. Hope this helps a little.